Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, launched a campaign for California's 3rd congressional district on Wednesday morning.
That sets up a contest between Logue, who is termed out of the Assembly in 2014, and incumbent Walnut Grove Democrat John Garamendi, who handily defeated Colusa County Supervisor and Republican Kim Vann in November to claim the redrawn district.
In a press release, Logue touted his opposition to the new federal health care law and said he was running "to help create new jobs, stop the reckless spending that has put the nation $16.8 trillion in debt and help make Washington work better for working people."
Logue has been pondering his next move for some time. He initially contemplated moving so he would be eligible to run for the newly drawn 1st Assembly District and later ran for the open 4th district Senate seat Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, vacated when he won election to Congress. Logue ultimately abandoned that race, citing health issues, and Gerber Republican Jim Nielsen picked up the seat.
PHOTO: Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda works on the Assembly floor on Monday, February 8, 2010. The Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua.